Archive for January, 2014

“The Application of Physiological Principles to Fruit Crops”

Posted on 16. Jan, 2014 by .

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Cornell is offering an advanced school at the Geneva Station March 25th. I know this is a topic of interest for many of you. If you are able to attend, please let us know and consider sharing what you’ve learned!  http://events.cals.cornell.edu/indepthschool2014 This meeting will be a one-day intensive school focusing on fruit crop physiology and […]

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Illinois weighs in on cold hardiness

Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by .

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On behalf of Chris Doll (University of Illinois Extension, retired) Most fruit growers in the Midwest realize that the recent winters have been pretty favorable to their crops, and that the big crop loss in 2012 was from spring frosts.  During my career, which dates back to 1941 when I remember picking Black Twig apples […]

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MSU’s Longstroth posts on cold hardiness

Posted on 07. Jan, 2014 by .

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Well, the polar vortex lingers on and the posts on the GLFW site keep coming. This one is especially relevant, with information on other perennial fruits, as well. There is also mention of losing cold hardiness with warmer winter temps. Didn’t I see that we may hit 40degrees by Saturday? Mark has a link to […]

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Cold weather news from the Great Lakes Fruit Growers

Posted on 06. Jan, 2014 by .

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Leslie Huffman, apple specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Ag and Food, posted a question to the listserv today about extreme temps and bud kill. I’ve pasted in some of the responses below. You may also want to check the OMAFRA Apple webpage at www.ontario.ca/apples Stay warm, everyone! —————————— No “official” table I am aware […]

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